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Why Is It Taking Me So Long To Write The Second Elixir Book?

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 24, 2017 in Anecdote, Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Elixir Saved, Family, Kylene, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

It’s been over four years since the ebook version of ELIXIR BOUND came out and over three years since the paperback version released (so forever in terms of publishing a companion novel). I’m sad to report that I’m only about 2/3 finished with the draft of the companion novel ELIXIR SAVED. And even once the draft is […]

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An Open Letter To Congress On Family Planning And Healthcare

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 14, 2017 in Anecdote, Family, Parenting, Politics |

Dear Congress (and those of you reading my blog), I have grave concerns about the message you are sending to women about our ability to control our reproductive futures and our capacity for family planning. Each woman has her own reproductive journey, many with far more obstacles than I have had, but I think it’s […]

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Baby News: Meet The Gentleman!

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on February 23, 2017 in Anecdote, Family, News, Parenting |

One can hardly compete with Beyonce’s Instagram announcement that set the Internet on fire earlier this month, so it is with much humbler origins that I announce my own baby news! Baby boy #3 is on the way, expected delivery in July, though my boys never seem to arrive as expected (see The Boy’s hurricane […]

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The Highly Charged Political Environment We Are In

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 30, 2017 in Anecdote, Art, Creativity, News, WIP, Writing |

I know I’ve been quiet on the blog lately. In part because I’ve been making it a priority to be noisy in real life and the blog has taken a backseat to that. But it’s not just that. This blog–my Observation Desk–has always served as a safe space for me to share my thoughts. I’ve […]

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Merry Christmas and a Trip to the Mall Santa

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on December 21, 2016 in Anecdote, Family, Holidays, Pictures |

The boys have never had much interest in sitting on Santa’s lap. In fact, The Boy had absolutely no desire to meet Santa for the first few years of his life. The Prince has been pretty indifferent to the whole situation. Up until this year! The other day we were at the mall (really just […]

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